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problems with the videotape so we will try to get back to you a little bit later in this half hour. meanwhile, the gun-control is a top issue at a retreat attended by president obama anddemocrats, also in annapolis today. the president needs support of his party to pass his plan to reduce gun violence. not all democrats are on board including senate majority leader harry reid. he has declined to say whether he backs the most contentious rule in the package and assault weapons ban. >> a device exploded inside a restaurant in virginia. police are not sure if the
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device was thrown at the business or planted inside. >> they do know that it did detonate inside the business. friends of the business owners say that the sub shop has been vandalized several months ago and recently the remodeling was complete. now is boarded up on the outside and torn apart inside. when the day began, no one expected the lorton sub shop would look like this by afternoon. >> this woman, who does not want to give her name, is a close friend of the shop owner, a man badly burned after the explosion. >> i just want to know that he is going>> witnesses reported hearing a loud bang just before 10:30 this morning. firefighters were on the scene within minutes. >> there was a building on fire as well. >> after putting out the fire
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and rushing the victim to a burn unit in d.c. investigators along with k-9 units began piecing together what happened. a so-called incendiary device detonated inside the sub shop. we don't know whether it was thrown in are carried inside. witnesses reported seeing one man fleeing the scene and police are looking for a least one and possibly two suspects. sharon manages the thrift shop right next door to the sub shop and felt the power of the explosion. hours later, it still does not make sense. >> i was trying to piece together what was taking place that is all. >> people say the victim is a very friendly man who cares deeply about his business. he remains in a burn units as investigators continue putting together clues that could lead
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to an arrest. >> meanwhile, a herndon man has pleaded guilty to shooting at the washington headquarters of the family research council. 28-year-old floyd corkins wounded a security guard last august. you might remember that corkins said he wanted to make a statement about gay marriage. the family research council opposes gay marriage. there will be a hearing on whether albrecht -- he is accused of murdering his wife in 2011. he had become weak from hunger strike while in jail. the judge has said he is unable to represent himself but said he is willing to reconsider after the upcoming hearing. >> talking about sequestration on capitol hill today.
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it would have a major impact on our area. rebecca cooper joins us from the newsroom create some members of congress will try to avoid -- tried to figure out a way to avoid slashing spending. >> today defense secretary leon panetta laid out the consequences for the military after so-called sequestration. package of spending cuts and tax cuts but to the republicans suggested instead cutting the federal work force. today outgoing defense secretary leon panetta warned failure to get a deal will have real consequences for u.s. military readiness. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> if the automatic cuts go into effect he says expect action from the pentagon including furloughing as many as 800,000 civilian workers for up to 22 days.
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cutting back on army training and maintenance, shrinking naval operations and reducing air force flying hours and weapons and its. today a group of house republicans proposed cutting the federal work force by 10%. >> our defense should not be used as a bargaining chip because of other policy aspirations of people want to accomplish. >> house speaker john boehner called sequestration a bad idea. he says it was forced upon republicans by president obama. >> it is taking a meat ax to our government and many programs in national defense. >> experts warn the impact would be especially felt in the washington area. >> i am very concerned about it. >> this car salesman says he is optimistic. >> so far we have not seen much
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of a decline. we don't really see a decrease in sales, but possibly in the near future, yes. >> house speaker john boehner alleges it was because president obama wanted to avoid making tough cuts during a presidential campaign. the white house and democratic leaders say they had an offer and republicans walked away. >> as we told you earlier a show of force in annapolis today as thousands of gun rights members gathered outside and inside the capitol building. the governor wants to ban assault weapons and create stricter licensing requirements for guns. horace holmes is indianapolis tonight. please bring us up-to-date on this story. >> they are still meeting in testifying here in the state house. we talked about the governor's desire.
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a lot of people are now rushing to buy guns. that has created a backlog because of the seven-day background check. shooting ranges and gun stores in maryland are buzzing with activity these days. >> sales are pretty much good everywhere. people are steadily coming in the door. sales are skyrocketing but is taking an extra long time for gun owners to actually take their guns home. because so many people are buying them, the wait can take as long as a month. >> it is a necessity that needs to be done. >> this rockville collector disagrees. he attended today's gun rally in annapolis.
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he says it is just a method the government is using to slow down the sale of guns. >> they have just got rival stack up with the paperwork on them. we cannot do anything but man the bones and look for paperwork. >> maryland state police have received 26,000 applications for gun registration in the past few months. in 2010, they received 38,000 for the entire year. state law requires a seven-day waiting period. after that, you can take possession of the gun. but police cannot process applications that fast. >> we have to worry about trying to retrieve that firearm. >> so far gun shop owners are cooperating and holding on to the guns until background checks are done. >> we are learning more about
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the grown strike that killed a top al qaeda operative. we will tell you about the location of a secret drone bass used to carry out that attack. >> the airlines may continue to use the -- the continuing investigation on the troubled dreamliner.
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>> we are learning more about the use of drones to target al qaeda operatives. the cia is launching drone strikes on al qaeda in yemen. among the strikes launched from the base was the one that killed an american born al qaeda leader for years ago. the obama administration has approved the killing of u.s. citizens if they are known to pose an imminent threat to the country. >> lithium ion batteries are not necessarily safe for use on airplanes -- not necessarily unsafe but safeguards need to be in place. the board is looking into the possibility that battery should have to meet tougher testing standards.
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x a sunny and windy day to day.
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>> a nice surprise for an elementary schoolteacher in southwest washington today. a show of appreciation. miss simms is a third grade teacher and she had no idea she was going to be honored. she received this year's education award. she gets a $25,000 cash prize. >> my third grade students bring
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a smile to my face every day. >> if you are wondering what she will do with the money she is getting, she says she will pay all some bills and possibly purchase a harley-davidson. that will make her even more popular with her students. >> boston is under a blizzard watch right now. new england might get buried up there. let's get started with the time lapse, this is from clark county high school. a high level of cloudiness this morning, but that cleared out and it turned into a beautiful day. upper 40's and load for -- lower
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50's, and it will stay clear and chilly through the nighttime hours tonight. 39 at lexington park. 49 and 34 for the high and low today, 45 and 30 are the averages. the record five years ago was 74 degrees. down to 33 in hagerstown already, 42 at reagan national. a cold air is well entrenched across the great lakes. a coastal system develops, all the ingredients come together for a major winter storm, but not for us. for new england coastal canada everything is coming together. all the atmospherics needed to
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generate a big storm. these two will get their act together and develop of the care of -- off the carolina coast. the effects on us will be finge effects. maybe a little wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain early friday morning. here is the way the futurecast looks. high pressure bleeding out tomorrow, easterly winds will bring the clouds. most of the energy will remain to the south. the forecast for the day tomorrow increasing cloudiness, chilly 42 at best. early friday clearing in colder on saturday and milder temperatures in the 50's return next week.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> this is a huge day for high school football players national signing day. everybody has an opinion as to which school gets the best players across the country. the maryland terrapins got one of the fastest recruiting classes ever. jacobs committed to ohio state last july. his brother plays for maryland and he wants to stay close to his family. >> they have a good program. i thought they could still be a great team beshearthis year. >> also signed was deion long.
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is 6-3, 240 pounds from collegiate academy. he turned down florida state to stay here in the metropolitan area. the term " 16 big-time quality players. -- the terps signed a 16 big- time quality players. >> the direction we are heading with our program. >> for hockey fans, we are now one-fifth of the wave through the season and the caps have won only twice in the first 10 games. this was not supposed to be a rebuilding year. this is a lineup of guys who have won at the southeast division title. they are playing with a lack of confidence, and their leader, alex ovechkin, has two goals.
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it is not good right now for the capitals. 20 rebounds in each of the last three games. our shot of the night comes from the nuggets. over the shoulder upshot and a prayer. high off the glass and that is the shot of the night. let's go to brooklyn the lakers and nets. even the brooklyn fans loved it. the monster dam of the night comes from kobe bryant. the rockets win over the warriors last night. houston is 23 3-pointers. they you have it.
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>> coming up tonight, a heart to heart celebration a reunion between athlete and the girl that receive our brothers heart. a very special story for you tonight at 11:00. >> the federal reserve reports one of its internal websites was
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hacked but no critical operations were affected. the internet site contained contact information for thousands of banking executives including their office and cell phone numbers. the problem has been fixed and the bank executives have been told about the breach. >> it looks like we'll get off pretty easy around here. increasing cloudiness tomorrow but as the big storm develops off the coast, it is headed for new england. we will have more computer guidance tonight at 11:00 and we will share that with you. captioned by the national captioning institute
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